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rowland
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Just loaded my SSP with vectra thread and I love it, I bought one of Steve Fearsons bullet made loading the spool a piece of cake Smile
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I must say that I'm having great fun with this, but I have been through 5 spools since I got it. Performed it in a night club on Saturday with a bunch of drunken golf buddies and one chap told me that he had never seen a better trick when I made a £20 note float around the dancefloor. I love it!!
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On 2012-09-19 16:01, Bill Scape wrote:
I must say that I'm having great fun with this, but I have been through 5 spools since I got it. Performed it in a night club on Saturday with a bunch of drunken golf buddies and one chap told me that he had never seen a better trick when I made a £20 note float around the dancefloor. I love it!!


You need to try vectra thread, since I loaded the pen with it I have been doing spooked with the deck on the floor with me standing and I haven't had one breakage. I stopped doing spooked on the floor with my old itr, instead I used to ace the deck on a chair because I used to get the occasional breakage, not anymore Smile
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Received my SPP from Stevens Magic, thoroughly checked by their staff. Am very impressed and pleased so far. Each physical aspect of the pen is just right.
My ex-cat was named "Muffin". "Vomit" would be a better name for her. AKA "The Evil Ball of Fur".
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Here's another review for you reading pleasure: Spider Pen Pro
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I had not realized that the Spider Pen Pro was in existence as early as 2008.

Yigal Mesika had 100 available for pre-order at a convention at that time. One of the 100 recipients was our own Bill Palmer. He wrote (here at the Café):


"Mine arrived about a week ago. I had a couple of minor problems with it, so I phoned the number in the instructions. An hour or so later, Yigal phoned me back and told me how to make it all work.

This is a really great product. I can't say much more, because I will be reviewing it for one of the mags; however, I took it to our magic club meeting on Monday night. I floated a bill and made it go through all the gyrations.

If I'd had a half dozen, I could have sold them on the spot.

Regarding the shipping delays. Yigal was absolutey determined that every pen he shipped would be top quality. He has taken very special care to see that it happens.

The new one has a lot of really nice improvements. One has to do with the battery. another has to do with how the case goes together. I promise you, you will not be able to overtighten this case!"
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I recently bought the SPP and I have 1 problem. The motor doesn't stop running after the the thread breaks. It is only supposed to run for 30 seconds and stop, but it continues to spin and doesn't stop at all. So I have to take the spool out, find the edge of the thread and put it back inside again to stop it. Is there any way to fix this, or am I doing anything wrong?
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It should stop on its own. If it doesn't, it's defective and needs to be sent back.
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Thanks Ekuth, and I have another problem. I put in a brand new battery, I leave my pen unused for 2 days and after 2 days the battery power has been fully drained off and I need to put in another new battery. So far this have been happening for 3 batteries already. Is there anything I must do for it to go into sleep mode? I thought it is supposed to automatically go into sleep mode...
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Definitely sounds like you have a defective unit. Just checked mine, has been sitting idle for a couple of weeks and it works fine.

John
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Just realised that mine was a defective unit. The main problem I have is the motor starts when the battery is placed, and it doesn't STOP AT ALL! The only way I can make it stop is by taking the battery out. Is there any way to tweak and solve that problem? or the only way is to replace it?
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I've been using the SPP for about a month now and am really liking it. However, I do a haunted deck routine placing the deck on the floor. A Z grip is great for a short distance but getting into it bending down to put the cards on the floor makes it much more difficult and quite un-natural. Is there any way to lock the thread?
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On 2012-12-02 14:35, dfeder wrote:
I've been using the SPP for about a month now and am really liking it. However, I do a haunted deck routine placing the deck on the floor. A Z grip is great for a short distance but getting into it bending down to put the cards on the floor makes it much more difficult and quite un-natural. Is there any way to lock the thread?


Yes. It is covered in the dvd, I believe.
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Any one know the difference between the Spider Pen & The Spider Pen Pro, and is it better to upgrade or just to stick to the original ???
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There are some in-depth reviews here at the Café on the SPP which should give you a good idea if you feel upgrading is right for you.
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Is it difficult to master the SPP?
Does it require previous experience with IT in order to perform with it?
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Your previous experience with IT will come into play here, definitely. No doubt about it. If you have not worked with IT before I would HIGHLY recommend you become proficient with standard IT before jumping to a tool like the SPP. If one has patience and persistance, one will get there.
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And if I can chose between the "old" original SP and the newer SPP, which one should I purchase? Are there any advantages to the "old" original SP in comparison to the SPP?
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None that I can think of.

As I mentioned a couple of posts up, read some of the many reviews of both here at the Café. There is a lot of info.
My ex-cat was named "Muffin". "Vomit" would be a better name for her. AKA "The Evil Ball of Fur".
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Could this be used for the floating rose, as the bill is so impressive on the trailer? The only issue I can see is that when you set fire to the rose and the t****d breaks, wouldn't it be a nightmare to reset?
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